Celtic youngster Bosun Lawal has opened up on his return from injury after spending around three months on the sidelines as he prepares for Celtic B’s Glasgow derby fixture against Rangers this weekend.

Lawal joined the Hoops in the summer from Watford and has impressed many supporters with his performances in Tommy McIntyre’s B side, who have been playing in the Lowland League this season and currently sit in 2nd place.

The teenager recently made his return to action after picking up an injury on international duty with Ireland u19s, which led to three months on the sidelines.

However, the defender has returned in time for this weekend’s Glasgow Derby in the fifth tier of Scottish Football, taking place at Ibrox.

Speaking to Celtic TV, Lawal discussed his recent recovery, praising the medical staff, whilst looking forward to this weekend’s intriguing fixture between the two sides in Govan.

“Yes, it’s been a tough couple of months, but I’m just happy to be back doing what I love, really.

“I was out for 13 weeks – 3 months. It was very tough at the start because I didn’t know how long I would be out for. But with the help of the medical staff, I feel good to be back. They’ve helped me a lot.

“With these type of injuries, you just have to be patient. As much as you want to be back playing and get on the pitch, you just have to be patient and just make sure you’re 100% fit for when you get back on the pitch.

“[At Ibrox] We’ll just do what we do with the quality we have. We can perform and beat anyone on our day, really. It’s obviously going to be a tough day going away to Rangers. We just have to stay calm and play our game.

“The team will always, no matter what happens, we’re good enough to come back and put in a good performance and make teams work.

“I just want to maintain playing and try not to get injured for the rest of the season. Hopefully, try and get into the first team if I can, but if not, I just want to keep doing well with the boys and see where we go.”

Currently, the young Celtic side have the joint best defensive record in the Lowland League, and the duo of Bosun Lawal and Dane Murray have played a huge part in that impressive tally this season.

So, McIntyre will be delighted to have both at his disposal this weekend, as the Celtic youth boss looks to better the result in comparison to the last time the two sides faced, which finished 1-1 in the Glasgow Cup a few weeks back.

This could be a big chance for a number of youngsters at the club to show what they are capable of once again, in front of a big crowd at Ibrox, who are likely to be on their back from the off.


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